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  1. #11
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    Default Re: ERRRR....Silent minority here!!!!

    <few peeps have oil heating, and even less of them have MGO, so that's not an option.>

    Errrr scuse me but what about us poor sods that live in the wilds of Dorset.... no gas round ere, so has to be oil. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

    poter
    Poter

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Right On,

    [ QUOTE ]
    IMHO, in practice you will just not be able to lay your hands on heating oil, unless you house is heated with MGO - few peeps have oil heating, and even less of them have MGO, so that's not an option.


    [/ QUOTE ]

    What's MGO? Clearly not normal heating oil. Is this 35sec kerosene, which could pass for diesel? If so, I can see why C&E want to keep an eye on it.

    Tony S
    Tony S

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Right On,

    Poter,

    I'm not denying your right to heat your house with Oilas I do and I'm not out in the wilds.... You probably use Kerosine - and that's of no interest to C&E

    AeSmith,
    MGO is Marked Gas Oil= Diesel which is the same (ish) as whatever you put in your boat and possibly your car if you're naughty. So C&E is interested in monitoring your domestic heating oil consumption (if it's Gas Oil)

    Both - Domestic heating oil comes in two varieties:-

    28Sec = Kerosine This variety is used by the majority of peeps who need to heat their houses with "oil". My suppliedr calls it "Premium Burning Oil"; the only thing premium about it is it's current price...

    35Sec = MGO = GO = Diesel. This is only for peeps with a very large house to heat, for all sorts of reasons.

    Both are known as "heating oil" - hence the general confusion.

    The xxSec is a measure of its viscosity, ie. how long it takes a sample to pass through a standard measuring funnel.

    OK?

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Right On,

    OK - so the red stuff I put in my boat to power the engine and the diesel fired boiler (and costs me £0.40 per litre) is basically the same as the stuff house owners use to fire their boilers (and costs them £0.17 per litre - or so I am led to believe)?

    Phil van Bergen

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Right On,

    [ QUOTE ]
    OK - so the red stuff I put in my boat to power the engine and the diesel fired boiler (and costs me £0.40 per litre) is basically the same as the stuff house owners use to fire their boilers (and costs them £0.17 per litre - or so I am led to believe)?

    Phil van Bergen

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yup, got it in one - in principle, but the 17p. price was way back last summer before the current panic and was for the Kerosene variety (28Sec Gas Oil is always a tad dearer. I did a check at about that time and my distributor wanted to charge me 28p/l if I collected it loose; at the same time my normal sources on the Thames were between 23 and 28p/l.

    It's all about who you are, where you are and what you're doing with it.

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